Skip to comments.The Senate Finally Listens: Removes Major Obstacle to Conservative Judges
Posted on 10/12/2017 8:31:51 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
Senator Mitch McConnell (KY), the Senate Majority leader, has heard our demand for action and reform. He has just removed an archaic procedural rule that has been misused by the left to block conservative federal judicial nominees from ever getting a voteor even a hearing. It is called the Senate blue slip, but you will not find it in the Constitution.
Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives a clear and efficient procedure for nomination and confirmation of judges: He [the President] shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States. These extra-constitutional and extraneous Senate courtesies fall outside the requirements of the Constitution, are regularly abused by the Left, and add red tape to what the Founders had intended to be a clear, transparent, and democratic process.
Todays rule change marks a return to the simple, efficient, constitutional model of judicial confirmation. As Senate Majority Leader McConnell explained, the blue slip will now be viewed as simply notification of how you're going to vote, not as an opportunity to blackball a nominee. The Senate has heard your voice and removed a major barrier to the confirmation of highly qualified conservative justices. Now, all Senators have an equal voice, and no Senator can single handedly stonewall the Presidents judicial nominees.
Now it is time for the Senate to quickly move forward with confirmation of eminently qualified judges. Its time to end the anti-Christian bigotry and attacks on judicial nominees for being men and women of faith. Our message to the Senate is clear: its time to vote.
(Excerpt) Read more at aclj.org ...
They didn’t listen to us. They listened to their big donors that told them to get on the stick and do something or the money would dry up.
I thought Grassely had the final say on this and said that there would be no change in the procedure?
“I thought Grassely had the final say on this and said that there would be no change in the procedure?”
I heard that too, so which is it?
You mean the turtle Mcturtle has partially righted himself off his carapace? Nah.
Very good news.
Don’t believe it until they are confirmed.
Now give McConnell the “PINK SLIP”, and I don’t mean a skirt.
He could have done this years ago, or at least when Trump got sworn in so that there wouldn’t be so many vacancies on important federal courts.
Another reason to give him the “PINK SLIP”.
That is, in essence, what I heard over the last day or two.
THE most critical thing that Turtleman McConnell needs to do now is to simply speed up the voting on Trumps judicial nominees. If that means keeping the Senate is session 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no go back to the district recesses, McConnell needs to do it. Make the RATS do the 30 hours of unneeded debate, that they insist upon for each nominee, during the dead of night.
Now we need to work on that 30 days debate per judge that McConnell promised. McConnell made sure that Soetoro’s judicial appointments were expedited, maybe 30 minutes, or seconds.
Harvey Weinstein might like that on ole Mitch. LOL
Grassley said he would not change the policy.
McConnell hasn’t backed down on hos promise of 30 days’ debate per judge. What with vacancies continually opening up that should keep the senate occupied and the bench unfilled through Trump’s first four years. Judge debates should be sufficient excuse for Mcconnell to stall everything else, like tax cuts and the Wall for years. The turtle needs to be posted.
What good is a pink slip? That’s how we got that Democrat (shhhh) Ryan for Speaker of the House.
This is from ACLJ which is a little slow on the take and I am being generous. They have been fooled by McConnell’s sleight of hand.
Grassley announced today he ain’t changing jack. ACLJ didn’t connect the dots to that.
Listen for the sound of the confirmation votes, not the current jibber jabber.